jewishdemons

Samael: in Jewish mythology he’s an archangel AND demon, whose name means “Venom of God”. He acts as the Angel of Death & has Satan-like roles, but he’s not considered necessarily evil. He’s unique because while he encourages men to sin, he remains God servant. Art: Gustave Doré

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Abezethibou is a Jewish demon, distinguished by his one red wing from when he followed Beezlebub’s fall from heaven. He convinced Pharaoh to pursue the fleeing Israelite slaves, and drowned along with the army in the Red Sea after Moses un-parted it. He’s currently trapped in a pillar of water, but according to Beelzebub, he’ll return for conquest.

His story contrasts with the Christian view of the event in the Book of Exodus where Pharaoh’s and his advisor’s hearts were hardened by God, not by the demon. Art by Alese Osborn. ⠀

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Agrat Bat Mahlat is a daughter of the Jewish demon Lilith. She rides through the night sky in her chariot, followed by 18 angels of spiritual destruction. On Wednesdays and Saturdays she dances on roofs while her mother howls. She’s a queen of the demons and an angel of sacred prostitution who’s mated with numerous demons and archangels. She’s even said to have mated with King David and bore his son, the demon Asmodeus. Art by Alese Osborn

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Eisheth Zenunim (Woman of Whoredom) is a demon from Kabbalah. She’s a princess of the shadow Tree of Life who rules Sathariel, a realm that represents the concealment of god, and the face of mercy. She eats souls of the damned (pictured). Demons of this realm are horned and wear veils that cover hideous eyes. Art by Eve Harms. ⠀

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